Posts tagged "britain"

Trump’s Political Ignorance Shines As He Is Duped By British Labour Party Twitter User

No one is safe on Twitter, but especially old politically ignorant dinguses like Donald Trump who barely know any world figures.
Last night, he once again showed this when he…

Katrin Higher | September 13, 2015 - 10:30 am

Queen Elizabeth II Is Now Britain’s Longest-Serving Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest-reigning British monarch in history today, surpassing the long reign of her great-great-grandmother, Victoria, at 5:30 this afternoon (London time, obviously). At 89 years

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 9, 2015 - 12:30 pm

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Britain’s Sexiest Farmer: A Contest We Can Get Behind

This here is Hugh Morrison. With his ewe and his border collie, he’s a contestant in a “Britain’s sexiest farmer” competition by Farmers Weekly magazine. It is sponsored by the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 20, 2014 - 9:00 am

Men’s Magazines In UK Told To Cover Up Their Porny Covers With “Modesty Bags”

The British really aren’t into sex, huh? After their Prime Minister David Cameron went after internet porn last week, now The Co-operative Group, one of the largest magazine retailers in the…

Alyson Penn | August 1, 2013 - 9:20 am

You Can’t Say The Queen Wasn’t Warned…

Finally a story to bring out the giddy nerd lurking inside all of us. Not only does it contain UFOs and British monarchy, but add in some Death Eater-like locutions…

Alyson Penn | June 22, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Pamela Anderson Commercial Banned For Being “Sexist,” “Degrading To Women” (NSFW)

The UK has banned a TV commercial starring Pamela Anderson writhing in a bikini, covered in what looks like champagne froth. In the ad for web hosting service, Anderson…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 8:00 pm

The More Elite The British School, The More Money They Spend On Sex Toys

A dubious “study” by a British sex toy web site has found that the more elite the British university, the more money students at the school spend on sex toys.

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2013 - 9:20 am

Meryl Streep & Others Remember Margaret Thatcher

“Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. Her hard-nosed fiscal measures took a toll on the poor, and her hands-off approach to financial…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2013 - 1:40 pm

UK’s House Of Commons Approves Legalizing Gay Marriage

Britain’s House Of Commons has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, which is expected to be signed into law by Prime Minister David Cameron. (UPDATE: Commenter @aonline has noted…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

UK Cracking Down On Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

The United Kingdom is seeking stricter regulation of cosmetic surgery procedures, including an proposed ban on “free consultations” and “two-for-one” plastic surgery deals, as well as two stages of…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Britain’s “Fat Slag” Earthwork: My, What Beautiful Hills You Have!

There’s artwork and then there is earthwork, which is just what it sounds like: artwork built into the ground. This naked woman is “Northumberlandia,” a 1,300-by-830-ft long piece of landscape sculpture…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2012 - 1:20 pm

All The Crazy Hats At Britain’s Royal Ascot

The British — they have a reputation for being so refined and proper. But look, these people totally wild out. Take the Royal Ascot — a five-day celebration of British…

Julie Gerstein | June 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Pregnant Mother Of 5 Died After Drinking Vinegar In DIY Abortion

Catherine Furey, 38, of the UK,  died in December 2010 after drinking concentrated vinegar, a DIY abortion she read about on the Internet. Furey had a “violent reaction” to the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2012 - 2:20 pm

British Docs Busted For Offering Female Circumcision (Which Is Illegal And Also Horrible)

A doctor, a dentist, and an alternative medicine practitioner were all secretly filmed offering to perform or arrange female genital mutilation (FGM), according to the UK Guardian. FGM involves removing…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Why New “Clare’s Law” On Domestic Violence In The UK Doesn’t Have Advocates Thrilled

You might think that advocates for victims of domestic violence might be thrilled about a proposal that would, in theory, positively affect their life’s work. So why is a new…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: British Plastic Surgeons Say Advertising Their Procedures Should Be Banned

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, a society of plastic surgeons, says what they perform are medical procedures and the procedures should not be advertised the same way…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Girls Wear Too Much Makeup, So UK School Removes Mirrors From Girls’ Bathrooms

Talk about an “extreme makeover”: a UK high school removed mirrors from the girls’ bathrooms after girls flouted the dress code rules about makeup. Shelley College in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Celebrities, Move To Sunny London!

Are you desperate for British citizenship? There was a time when you’d have to find a nice British national to marry you. But no more! Now all you have to…

Kate Torgovnick/ | August 10, 2011 - 5:20 pm
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